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03.08.2016

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

Human Wrongs Watch Some 60,000 people have fled South Sudan’s recent violence in the capital city of Juba, bringing the overall number of South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries since December 2013 to nearly 900,000… »

24.07.2016

Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan; Influx Sets Single-Day Record

Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan; Influx Sets Single-Day Record

Human Wrongs Watch Some 26,500 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have crossed into Uganda since fighting between rival forces erupted in and around the capital, Juba, on 7 July, the United Nations refugee agency on 22 July 2016 reported. Yesterday alone [21 July], an estimated 8,337 refugees… »

05.07.2016

Kasha Nabagesera a strong voice for LGBTI rights in Uganda

Kasha Nabagesera a strong voice for LGBTI rights in Uganda

“,,,for her courage and persistence, despite violence and intimidation, in working for the right of LGBTI people to a life free from prejudice and persecution”. Fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is one of the most courageous and… »

15.02.2016

Do the new elections in Uganda mean renewed and increased ritual murders?

Do the new elections in Uganda mean renewed and increased ritual murders?

Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V.: New elections in Uganda are to be held imminently. It is most likely that the  president of the country, Yoweri Museveni, who is running for his seventh term will remain president of Uganda, as usual, after these elections. However, I am not concerned about who will be the… »

26.12.2015

French Firm Attacks Ugandan Tax Using ISDS

French Firm Attacks Ugandan Tax Using ISDS

Human Wrongs Watch By Edward Ronald Segyawa and Frank Mulder* KAMPALA, 25 December 2015 (IPS) – The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for… »

06.10.2015

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

This year’s international Day of Nonviolence witnessed a whole host of activities around the world. Among the activities held on the annual October 2nd included: In Nakpanduri, a conflict area that experiences curfews in the northern region of Ghana, there was an all-white dressed mentorship class led by Elizabeth Bidzakin… »

14.07.2015

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.   Museveni arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to revive stalled talks between President Nkurunziza-led Forces for the Defense of Democracy  (CNDD-FDD) party and opposition groups. The veteran Ugandan leader… »

30.04.2015

Dance project for children in Uganda to celebrate diversity

Dance project for children in Uganda to celebrate diversity

Interview with Arthur Conrad Kisitu Arthur Kisitu is a Ugandan artist who decided to live for some time in a slum in Kampala, called Katanga – No Man’s Land. As a photographer he became involved in the lives of his neighbours and especially their children, documenting their stories. In 2013… »

09.03.2015

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Human Wrongs Watch Meet Suzan, one of 40 young volunteers working to protect South Sudanese women and girls at a refugee settlement in northern Uganda. By Lucy Beck* 6 March 2015 – At Nyumanzi refugee settlement in northern Uganda, where the sound of families preparing food hangs on… »

03.11.2012

Uganda to Pull Out of Somalia, CAR, DRC

Uganda to Pull Out of Somalia, CAR, DRC

Uganda has decided to pull out of all its international peacekeeping missions in DR Congo, Somalia and Central African Republic (CAR). The “irreversible” decision comes a few weeks after a UN leaked report accused Uganda and its neighbour Rwanda of supporting and financing the M23 rebels in DR Congo. Both… »

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